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Power-Generating Cyborg Beetles


When I was myself but a larva, I would occasionally affix a length of thread to the leg of a green June beetle and toss it into the air such that it would instinctively take flight, and then walk around with it as it orbitied my head like a tiny helicopter.

That was entirely unproductive.

What I should have been doing is this.

At the age of 7 I would’ve had very little use for a cybernetically-enhanced, explosives-detecting beetle, I could’ve used a flotilla of 15,000 of them to power my portable cassette deck.





4 September, 2011 Posted by | CompSci/Cybernetics, Physics, Science/Maths | Leave a comment

….And so it begins…

This, I’m sure, is not the most glamourous way to kick off this project, but it’s a well-structured, entry-level physics paper that should appeal even to the lay person– it’s a GREAT argument for why science and reason are the most remarkable and wonderful things to arise from the human brain–some of the few things worth preserving.

12 August, 2011 Posted by | Physics | Leave a comment